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Book Review: "Come and See" by Todd Wagner-- An Invitation to Experience Church




In a world where individualism often takes precedence, Todd Wagner's book "Come and See" offers a reminder of the importance of the church in our lives. Drawing upon his own experiences and biblical principles.


The church is not merely a building, but a gathering of believers who share a common faith and a commitment to live out Christ's teachings. Wagner's book challenges the prevailing notion of church as a Sunday routine and instead calls readers to embrace the church as a vital aspect of their spiritual journey.


Wagner's insights highlight the importance of genuine relationships within the church. He emphasizes that the church isn't just a place to attend services but a family where individuals can find support, encouragement, and accountability. Through authentic connections, individuals can experience the transformative power of God's love in their lives, fostering a sense of belonging that is often missing in the world today.


"Come and See" serves as a powerful reminder that the church is a reflection of God's love and an embodiment of His purpose for humanity. It offers a fresh perspective on why church matters, shedding light on its role in deepening our faith, fostering community, and equipping us to impact the world around us. Todd Wagner's book is an invitation to reevaluate our perception of the church, encouraging us to come and see the beauty and significance of this divine institution in our lives.


At the heart of "Come and See" is the idea that the church is not just a passive entity but an active force for change in both individual lives and society as a whole. Wagner stresses that the church has a vital role in addressing the challenges of our time and making a positive impact on the world. Through collective efforts driven by compassion and a shared sense of purpose, the church can serve as a beacon of hope, bringing healing to broken lives and offering a path toward redemption.


Wagner's book also delves into the concept of worship within the church. He elucidates that worship is not limited to singing hymns or songs; it's a way of life that encompasses every aspect of our existence. From the way we interact with our families to how we contribute to our communities, the church encourages us to live a life of worship by imitating the character of Christ. By doing so, we align ourselves with a higher calling and contribute to a more just, compassionate, and loving world.


Often we are sending people back into the church, sending them to experience the brokenness and healing needed in our church communities, to see the redemption of Jesus happening in the church, and the need for worship as a community. Our church and others in the area have worship services monthly. We encourage you to "go and see" what God has for you at your church. If you need help finding one that's teaching the gospel, you can always call us and ask for advice.

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